Oscar Arias, two time president of Costa Rica and winner of the Nobel Peace prize is expected to announce wether he will or will not seek the party nomination for a third presidency
Oscar Arias, the two time president of Costa Rica and winner of the Nobel Peace prize is expected to announce this week whether he will or will not seek the party nomination for a third presidency

QGOSSIP – Oscar Arias is expected to take to the airwaves tonight (Tuesday) to make an announcement about his political future.

The former president, who turns 76 today, is paying a national television network to let us know if he will or will not run for the presidential nomination of the Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) party for the February 2018 elections.

Rumours on Monday said the paid spot would be at 8:00pm Monday on all national channels, however, journalist Rocío Álvarez, told the media that the announcement will this week on only one national channel.

Last Friday, Arias told the media he had not yet made his decision and described as “speculation” is support for Antonio Alvarez (president of the Legislature) and Roberto Thompson (Mayor of Alajuela).

The former president added that, if his decision is not to run, it will be “a long time” before he publicly announces who he will support.